Moral Event Horizon

In TV Tropes terms, "The Moral Event Horizon" refers to when a villain does something so terrible that they have crossed the point of no return. They have established themselves as irredeemably evil. This term is named after the part of the Black Hole that once crossed there is no escape. Anything that goes past the Event Horizon is lost forever. So its an appropriate label. Note that while a crossing of this can also establish a villain as pure evil, it needn't be so. They've just established themselves as irredeemable. Pure evil and irredeemably evil, while usually going hand in hand, don't always have to.

On that note, this is a list of various fictional characters and their Moral Event Horizon crossings. I may add to this list later.

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Posted by Byzantine

The Hellions were killed by Trevor Fitzroy and his vampiristic powers, not by Donald Pierce.

Posted by shroudofsorrow

@Byzantine said:

The Hellions were killed by Trevor Fitzroy and his vampiristic powers, not by Donald Pierce.

Thank you for telling me that. I'll be sure to replace him with Trevor.

Posted by Inverno

So nice to see someone who also visits TV Tropes :)

Posted by LordYAM

Chantique didn't cross it until Destroyer. Before she was just……scary. After Destroyer the full extent of her evil is revealed. Even then she's still pretty tragic (what her father did to her was awful)

Posted by shroudofsorrow

@lordyam: She's still a Complete Monster going by both TV Tropes' standards and my own.

Posted by LordYAM

I don't deny that. I just feel that her monstrous nature only became apparent in Destroyer. Before we just had the inkling something was up.

Posted by Deathstroke52

Brilliant list.